Honoring Choices® Idaho Receives Award from the
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)
August 2016 – Honoring Choices® Idaho has been approved for a $14,300 award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). Using funds provided through PCORI’s Pipeline to Proposal Awards program, Honoring Choices® Idaho will work to build relationships between older adults, healthcare providers, and researchers to engage in patient-centered outcomes research focused on meaningful advance care planning. Integral to this work is the support of Drs. Meredith St. Clair and Sarah Toevs with the Center for the Study of Aging at Boise State University.
Pipeline to Proposal Awards enable individuals and groups that are not typically involved in clinical research to develop the means to develop community-led funding proposals focused on patient-centered comparative effectiveness research (CER). Established by the non-profit PCORI, the program funds three tiers of awards that help individuals or groups build community partnerships, develop research capacity, and hone a comparative effectiveness research question that could become the basis of a research funding proposal to submit to PCORI or other health research funders.
Honoring Choices® Idaho will engage 6-12 “Community Connectors,” and using a “StoryCorps” format, invite them to share their preferences and experiences about communication and planning for end-of-life medical care. These conversations will be recorded by Dr. St. Clair. The recorded stories will be shared with health care providers currently involved in a community-wide advance care planning initiative. The “Community Connectors”, providers and local researchers will be invited to participate in a learning community to build a shared understanding about how clinician-patient communication and shared planning can be improved, and to generate ideas for system changes that can be evaluated with a future PCORI research project.
PCORI is an independent, non-profit organization authorized by Congress in 2010 to fund comparative effectiveness research that will provide patients, their caregivers, and clinicians with the evidence needed to make better-informed health and healthcare decisions. PCORI is committed to seeking input from a broad range of stakeholders to guide its work.